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Affordable Housing In Blooming Prairie
Dodge County, Minnesota

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Blooming Prairie

Prairie Villa I Apartments

455 2nd St SE
Blooming Prairie, Minnesota

Prairie Village Townhomes

332 4th St SE
Blooming Prairie, Minnesota

Prairie Villa II

440 3rd St SE
Blooming Prairie, Minnesota
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Housing Authorities that serve Blooming Prairie

Housing Authority Programs
Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 42 affordable apartments for rent in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.

Income Based Apartments in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota

Blooming Prairie features 30 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota

There are 12 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Blooming Prairie.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Blooming Prairie landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Blooming Prairie.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $914 and $1,118.

2020 Blooming Prairie, Minnesota Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $667 $777 $1,016 $1,416 $1,748
Payment Standard Range $600 to $734 $699 to $855 $914 to $1,118 $1,274 to $1,558 $1,573 to $1,923

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Blooming Prairie, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 42
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 30
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.23
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $53,056 ±$9,003
Median Rent $700 ±$256
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.07% ± 14.41pp
Total Population 1,897

Population and Household Demographics

Blooming Prairie is a city in Dodge County, Minnesota with a population of 1,897. There are 754 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 19.23% of households in Blooming Prairie are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Blooming Prairie

The median gross income for households in Blooming Prairie is $53,056 a year, or $4,421 a month. The median rent for the city is $700 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Blooming Prairie, a household making less than $2,333 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Blooming Prairie.

Area Median Income In Blooming Prairie

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Blooming Prairie, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dodge County.

In Blooming Prairie, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $103,000

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Blooming Prairie

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Blooming Prairie

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $35,450 $40,500 $45,550 $50,600 $54,650 $58,700 $62,750 $66,800
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650